“Working for Rehab: Addiction, Salvation, and Labor Expropriation”

The Department of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University will host a talk by Erin Hatton, professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo, titled “Working for Rehab: Addiction, Salvation, and Labor Expropriation.” This talk will be held Friday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108.

Hatton is a leading expert on contingent labor and its relation to labor law, policy and inequality. She is the author of The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America (Temple University Press, 2011), and Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (UC Press, 2020), which analyzes four very different groups of workers: incarcerated, workfare, college athlete and graduate-student workers.